Thursday, September 27, 2012

All Ka La References are in stock

All 12 references of the Ka La watch are now in stock and available for sale. Below is a quick shot showing each of the references together. Over the weekend, I will photograph them individually and replace the remaining render images on with photos.

Selected samples will be sent to Ariel Adams of for review. Also, starting on Monday, October 1st, we will be advertising on

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Third (pre-order) customer watch delivered

The final of my three pre-order watches has been received by the customer in Greece. The first indication of receipt was:

"GOT IT !!!"

I then asked, "AND??? What do you think?"

His reply was (and I quote):


(more comments to follow)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Starting on October 1st, Individual Design will advertise on A Blog To Read . Here are the 4 "banner ads", one of which will appear on half of the time on pages from this leading watch blog.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I ordered an ETA 2893-2 movement. This has a 24 hour hand in addition to the regular "3 hands" plus date of the ETA 2982-2. It is the same diameter as the ETA 2824-2 that I use in my Ka La watches and it "should" fit into the case. As an experiment, we will see if this is the case or not.

I have designed a dial to make use of its 24 hour capability. The hands are a bit provisional in the render below. The idea will be to use lots of lume or perhaps Trigalights (tritium gas tubes).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wolf Design / A Blog To Read watch winder

I received my limited edition "A Blog to Read" watch winder from Wolf Design. When they say it's quiet, they aren't kidding. It's silent!

The photos show the "" embossing on the face of the winder and the assortment of international electrical plugs that snap into the "wall wart" end of the power cord.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New photos of Ka La Ref. 10141

I got around to taking some better photos of a Ka La  Ref. 10141 (silver & white dial, roman numeral hours makers, blue hands, stainless steel case). These went on the website ( but I thought they might be worth also posting here :-)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Third customer watch is done

I picked up the third customer watch from my watchmaker today. This is the last of the three pre-order watches. These watches were ordered 10 months ago on the faith that I could produce these watches. My friends (and future customers) only had renderings to go on plus my promise that I would make this dream a reality.

I'm pleased to send this watch off to my good friend in Greece who has been eagerly awaiting his watch.

His watch is a Ka La Reference 10363, so it has a PVD rose gold case, black dial with rose gold hands and roman numeral hour makers. It is fitted with a genuine Louisiana alligator strap. As one of my pre-order customers, he is also receiving his watch in a handmade deerskin leather pouch and a handmade Hawaiian Koa wood box (with special laser engraving).

The box was made by Charles Dominguez of Dellera's Woodworking in Honolulu, Hawaii.